The past is remembered.
"It is the most complex structure in the universe."
Out of all the posts I have written, this is the most difficult topic to write about. Again, the human brain is very complex. (Any thinking involved comes from the brain.)
The brain continually functions, even when you are asleep. (It never stops.) For example, Carolyn Gregoire, who is a senior writer from Huffington Post, wrote a blog post, "5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep." Importantly, we need rest.
The human brain builds memory and experience. Recently, my amazing experience was going on a 2-week Europe trip. (Read my blog post about it, "My 2-Week Eurotrip.")
The brain almost operates as a light switch to our five senses: See, Hear, Touch, Taste, and Smell. Also, the brain allows us to multi-task our five senses, such as I am writing this blog post while I listen to the musician artist, Foxes.
How do I overcome a problem and/or a situation in my daily life? First, I will use my strong critical thinking skills. (I sound confident.) Find more solutions to the problem and/or situation. Then, decide the best solution in my decision-making. Lastly, and hopefully, the problem and/or situation will be solved. (If the problem-solving does not work out, learn from mistakes.)
For example, a tennis coach watched his student lose his first set of the match. Importantly, the coach found the weakness of his student's opponent. (Critical thinking: Find solutions on how his student must comeback and win.) During the break, the coach advised his student on how to beat his opponent for the remaining of the match. (Decision-making: Choose best solution, then identify tactic so student can apply it.) In conclusion, the student won. (Problem solved.)
The human brain pictures thoughts and creates emotions. For example, every time, I feel emotional when I see a happy couple anywhere. (I must remind myself that relationships are never perfect. I even wrote a blog post about it, "Relationships.") Then again, I cannot stay home and complain about it. Instead, I should be consistently going out and meeting new people. I can only control myself. (Self-control.) First and foremost, I must have mental toughness (that killer instinct).
Most difficult part in mental toughness is being consistently persistent, even when I am struggling in life. For instance, soon-to-be NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, has an NBA record with most field goals missed in NBA history. (That is Mamba mentality, who has a short-term memory.) Forget the past, and live in the present.
(Heck, I would not want the basketball anymore, once I miss 2 jump shots in a row. I wrote a blog post about it, "Basketball Relates to My Life.")
I will end it here but there is no way I said everything about the "human brain." (It is impossible.)
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